[Coral-List] coral and anemones histology

Esther Peters esther.peters at verizon.net
Thu Feb 8 09:48:20 EST 2007

Dear Matheiu,

I don't think much has been done using transmission electron microscopy 
of coral or anemone tissues recently, although I know of a couple of 
U.S. graduate students using this tool in research on coral stress and 
disease.  Much of the past work was reviewed and published in:

Fautin, D.G. and R.N. Mariscal (1991) Cnidaria: Anthozoa. Placozoa, 
Porifera, Cnidaria, and Ctenophora. In Microscopic Anatomy of 
Invertebrates, F.W. Harrison, et al.(eds.), Vol. 2: Placozoa, Porifera, 
Cnidaria, and Ctenophora, pp. 267-358. Wiley-Liss, New York, NY.

To improve everyone's ability to study corals using histology, the Coral 
Disease and Health Consortium (CDHC) convened a workshop of comparative 
histopathologists in July 2005.  The report will soon be available in 
PDF format (printed copies will be distributed later):

	CDHC Workshop: Coral Histopathology II

This document includes illustrations, photomicrographs, and descriptions 
of coral tissues from diseased cases, as well as a glossary of terms to 
use when describing the microscopic anatomy and pathology of corals. 
The online Interactive Glossary of Actinarian (Sea Anemone) Anatomical 
Terms (Tangey et al.) is also being updated, and many thanks to Daphne 
Fautin's and Walter Goldberg's extensive assistance on the coral 
glossary project!  Document availability will be announced on the 
Coral-List soon (or contact Dr. Sylvia Galloway, 
sylvia.galloway at noaa.gov, for more information).

The CDHC is also working on a manual of histotechniques for the study of 
coral tissues, primarily using light microscopy, although some will also 
be helpful for electron microscopy.  The draft manual is being 
peer-reviewed now; it should be ready for publication later in 2007 (for 
more information, contact Dr. Shawn McLaughlin, International Registry 
of Coral Pathology, shawn.mclaughlin at noaa.gov).

Esther Peters, Ph.D.

Mathieu POULICEK wrote:

> Bonjour à tous,
> Two students are beginning a thesis under my supervision that will need 
> histological and cytological observations on coral and anemone tissues. 
> They looked for references of papers dealing with a, quite recent, 
> description of cnidaria cells under electronic microscopy and found very 
> few data (except some references to works about bleaching for example).
> Most figures are from "classical" histology slides and are several decades old.
> Did they make a good search or did they miss key papers ?  Is there a book 
> describing such data ?
> Perhaps somebody on the list, already working in that field could give us 
> some advice and indicate some key references.
> If this is of interest for other users, I can post later a brief summary of 
> answers.
> Have a nice day,
> Bonne journee à tous,
> Mathieu
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